Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon


Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is the toughest whiskey to find, period. This bourbon is not expensive, but is the holy grail of American spirits for its superior quality and limited production. We visited our favorite liquor store, Union Square Wines & Spirits in New York and asked about it. “We get 25 calls a day, three-year waiting list, and you will not get it. Only our top customers get it, and we have some now, but it’s reserved for them,” we were told. The Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky is run by fourth generation bourbon distiller Julian Van Winkle. The Van Winkle products consistently winn awards and praise as the best bourbon in the world. The Family Reserve 15-year-old has a nutty and oak aroma, and is incredibly smooth with a maple vanilla richness, and caramel buttery flavors. At $50-$70 the 15-year-old is a steal.

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